The Face Shop – Cherry Blossom Hand Cream Review

I think I’m going to have to prod aeon to start posting herself! (▰˘◡˘▰)

Today I’m looking at one of the products that came with my RoseRoseShop order; The Face Shop’s Daily Perfumed Hand Cream. I went and ordered this product in Cherry Blossom because there were waaaaay too many options to choose from, so this looked like a nice light scent. Cute packaging also always helps! ❛ڡ❛

The Face Shop’s Daily Perfumed Hand Cream comes in a plastic wrapped, 30ml tube and is safety sealed (so always be weary when opening a new tube that you’re the one pulling off the silver safety seal!). Not having much experience in product quantities, the packaging was smaller than I expected, but that’s really my own inexperience showing ´・ᴗ・` The package is a great size for a small bag without adding too much weight – if you’re like me, you won’t want to deal with a heavy bag…ever. So this is good!

Always to the benefit of someone like me, who knows absolutely no hangul, the Directions and Ingredient List is also written in English (not that we need instructions for daily hand cream, but hey, it’s nice!).

The ingredient list is as follows:

Water, Shea Butter, Propanediol, Glycerine, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alchohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Alcohol Denat, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract (this is Cherry Blossom for those wondering (✿´‿`)), Peg-100 Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Butylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Ceteareth-20, 12-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethonol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta and Fragrance 

The cream is a creamy white colour and quite thick in consistency, but not firm – I quite like it! You only need to use a very small amount to cover both hands.

As you spread the cream, it starts to go a semi-transparent white. The cream spreads very easily and here you start to smell a really light scent of cherry blossom. It’s really nice and fragrant, but thankfully not too strong. It’s a very clearly floral scent and absolutely feminine. So not for those who aren’t a fan of girly scents! 

Once fully absorbed into the skin, you can really feel the difference in softness between before and after, but no obvious layer of product on the skin. So you don’t need to worry about using your hands right after application.

Having used the product for only a few days, I can’t say whether it’ll improve the condition of my skin or otherwise but this product doesn’t claim to do anything other than just be a hand cream, so I don’t expect it to. In the end, it’s advertised to be a hand cream and well, that’s exactly what it does.


The Good:

Small Package, Easily Spread, Light Floral Scent, Cheap

The Bad:

A couple of potentially harmful chemicals (according to the internet…)

The Verdict:

For what it is, it’s a good product and I like it. It’s cheap, and it doesn’t claim to really do anything at all other than smell nice. If you’re after a hand cream that actually has a purpose, I wouldn’t go for this. But if you’re after a product where your hands do feel softer (and smell nice!) and that’s about it, this is a decent enough product for a couple of dollars.

RoseRoseShop Review and Haul

Kat here!

In hopes to get into a skin care routine that helps me manage my skin, I’ve started off with a reasonably sized first haul of products! However I’d like to do a short review on RoseRoseShop.

Pricing

As many people would know, products locally where I am have a very healthy mark-up, which I’m generally not a fan of. This may cloud how I see pricing on this shop. From what I’ve seen, RoseRoseShop has approximately 30% lower prices compared to a couple of Australian shops I’ve checked out. I’m pretty happy wit their pricing overall, though the flat exchange rate for Won to USD is a bit of a rip off, since the current exchange (as of writing this blog) is more favorable. For this purchase, I paid in USD, however in future I think I’ll be swapping to Won.

They seem to have many, regular discounts on items and several pages of “Free Shipping” items (which hold a 0g weight) and payment options consist of only PayPal, which is a good safe option for an international site, so no complaints there.

Product Range

Honestly, since I’m not very knowledgeable since this is the first online purchase I’ve made for skin care products. But the range seems pretty extensive! There were plenty of options for all the products I was looking to buy and the Wholesale options seem very intriguing and I may end up ordering one or two of these if I want to stock up on a product! The number of brands that they stock is fantastic, and the stock quantities are definitely good at a glance.

Shipping

Shipping costs seem pretty much par for the course, they use the local postal service rather than a courier and offer EMS and what looks like AirMail and SAL Small Packet. The quotes appear to be postal frees plus some handling, which could be a concern for some people but for me, I ordered quite a number of items, so handling was negligible. I’ll definitely be looking for options with cheaper shipping (for example RoseRoseShop’s eBay store, RubyRubyShop which has a free shipping option).

I made the order on the evening of the 20th of March and received a tracking number on the 24th, for it to ship on the 25th.

Packing

When I picked up the box, I was expecting it to be a bit larger than it actually was! I can always appreciate an efficient packing job since then I don’t have any trouble getting rid of the box after opening it. The box was covered in tape, which is greatly appreciated when living in an area which doesn’t know whether it wants to be sunny or rainy on any given day. Along with items all bubble wrapped with care, I was very happy to see that there was very little wasted space.

Site Interface

So the site itself is okay. It doesn’t do anything amazing, but it doesn’t get anything monumentally wrong. The interface is clean, clear and relatively intuitive. The search bar isn’t fantastic and I was personally not impressed by the fact that searching for the whole product name wouldn’t net that item, but a single word from the item name would (along with 15-20 other items). There are times where you’ll ask to see 50 items on a page and it’ll go from the page showing 20 items to saying there’s no results. But other than these relatively minor things, the site does what it is supposed to.

It’s also worth nothing that Gmail recognised RoseRoseShop’s automatic emails as Spam for me, so if you don’t get updates, make sure to have a look in your Spam/Junk folder.

The Haul!

So with this particular order, I paid US$108.73 and US$40.28 for EMS shipping. I’m incredibly impatient in general so I typically will go for the express shipping option. Upon taking everything out of the box, I came across 2 Sample packs as freebies, which is always nice! Since this is my first order of skin care products, I’m quite looking forward to trying many of these and will hopefully be able to review each of them. (*´・v・)

The items I purchased were:

[MISSHA_LIMITED] Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Intensive – 130ml
[ETUDE HOUSE] I Need You, Mask Sheet – 20ml 3pcs No. Collagen
[THE FACE SHOP] Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil
[INNISFREE] Skin Solution Mask – 4pcs No.Whitening
[INNISFREE] No Sebum Powder Mineral Powder Mint – 5g
[INNISFREE] Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask – 100ml (Original)
[INNISFREE] Eco Safety Perfect Sunblock (SPF50+ PA+++) 50ml
[SKINFOOD] Premium Tomato Whitening Toner – 180ml
[SKINFOOD] Premium Tomato Whitening Emulsion – 140ml
[3W CLINIC] Fresh Mask Sheet – 10pcs No.White
[Mizon] Crystal Miracle Body Cream – 200ml


The Good:

Well Packaged, Low Prices, Option to pay in USD or Korean Won

The Bad:

Website Search is less than ideal, USD exchange is a flat exchange rather than dynamic.

The Verdict:

RoseRoseShop is good by me, especially as my first skin care store purchase! I’ll definitely be looking at buying here in the future, after trying out a few more options!

Welcome!

Kat here ৲( ᵒ ૩ᵕ )৴♡*৹

Well first of all, welcome to this blog! Since I’m the one who’s finished planning out the blog layout and such, I thought I’d write a short welcome! aeon and I will hopefully be writing semi-regularly on our own and occasionally do a joint review of products. No promises though, we’re both pretty great at procrastinating ( ゚∀゚)ノ